Historic Sites in Kamakura

Historic Sites in Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura Historic Sites

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  • BROs IN JAPAN
    Japan182 contributions
    We think that the Hasedera is the best temple to visit during a Kamakura trip in June. Not only can you enjoy hydrangea flowers floating in several of the temple's ponds, but also a small grotto, one of the biggest wooden figure in Japan and an observation platform with ocean view.
    Do bring enough time though since the temple closes at 5PM.
    Written July 1, 2021
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  • Madshus
    Canberra, Australia1,275 contributions
    An attraction in Kamakura is the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The shrine has a nice lead in through attractive gardens, and there are steep steps going right up to it. It's as good as all the other shrines we've seen so far in Japan.
    Written February 9, 2020
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  • BROs IN JAPAN
    Japan182 contributions
    The Kenchoji is one of Kamakura’s most important Zen temples and has many great historic sites and nature spots to offer. From the mysterious Butsuden Buddha Hall, a garden designed by a Zen master, to a small mountain shrine protecting the temple itself, visitors can spend a few peaceful hours at this temple.
    Written July 1, 2021
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  • MissOwlie
    Oss, The Netherlands200 contributions
    We went to the Inamuragasaki Cape to watch the sunset. It was a beautiful, calm and place, sitting on the rocks watching and listening to the waves. We hoped to see Mount Fuiji but sadly there where to much clouds. But the view was still very beautiful.
    Written April 1, 2020
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  • haro1210
    Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan4,414 contributions
    材木座海岸のすぐ近くにあるお寺です。
    わたしは自転車で行きましたが、もし車で海側を走ると、逗子まで間違っていってしまう可能性があるので、注意が必要です。
    蓮の花で知られ、わたしはそれを見に行きました。
    今回で3回目だと思うのですが、落ち着くところが好きです。
    お寺の前の駐車場は広く、今回は海水浴で訪れる人も駐車していました。
    靴を脱ぎ、スリッパを履いて見学します。
    本堂の左側に蓮池があり、右側には枯山水庭園があります。
    廊下を歩き、本堂の裏側にトイレがあります。
    靴を履き、本堂の右(枯山水庭園の横)を歩くと、裏側の山に登ることができます。
    そこからは、鎌倉の海も眺めることができます。
    鎌倉駅から小坪行のバスに乗れば、お寺の前に停車します。
    It is a temple located in the immediate vicinity of the Zaimokuza beach.
    I went by bicycle, but if you drive by the car to the sea side, you need to be careful as there is a possibility that Zushi may go wrong.
    Known for lotus flowers, I went to see it.
    I think that this time is the third time, I like to settle down.
    The parking lot in front of the temple is wide, and people who visited by swimming at this time also parked.
    I take off my shoes and wear slippers and watch it.
    There is a lotus pond on the left side of the main hall and Karesansui garden on the right side.
    I walk to the corridor and there is a toilet behind the main hall.
    Wear shoes and walk on the right side of the main hall (next to the garden of Karesansui), you can climb the mountain behind.
    From there you can also see the sea in Kamakura.
    From Kamakura station, take the bus of Kotsubo Line and stop in front of the temple.
    Written August 23, 2018
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  • Della G
    Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
    Interesting walkway leading up to the main shrine. Better to walk on either side of the street to view the storefronts and eateries.
    Written June 26, 2020
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  • Della G
    Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
    A small temple that we encountered on our walk close by the Daibutu temple. Interesting to note that this was once a historical residence of Shijo Kingo who was a devoted follower of the Nichiren sect of buddhism This dates back to the 13th century. The residence was converted to a temple during the Edo period and is still currently maintained by devoted followers. A very pleasant encounter along the many fascinating sites to explore in Kamakura
    Written July 2, 2020
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  • Dave_Cowley_Road
    Oxford, UK948 contributions
    Shakado Pass is a forbidden pleasure as there are barricades to prevent you getting close. It is dangerous and there is the risk of rock falls, so be warned and take care how close you get. This is an old pass that gave access between two parts of historic Kamakura. It is close to a suburban area, and not far from Sugimotodera. The pass is dramatic and beautiful, worth a detour if you are interested in old Kamakura.
    Written July 23, 2016
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